Beta on the route

Motoring through the Mountains - 1930s: Beta

Jackson County
Altitude: 2,155 feet

Even as automobiles allowed communities to coalesce resources, as in school consolidation, many maintained individual identities into the 1920s. For instance, the August 10, 1926, issue of The Ruralite (Sylva, N.C.) ran an article titled “Sells Store at Addie.” The article announced that William Houston Snyder (1881 – 1956), also known as Hute, had sold his stock of general merchandise to his brother, George C. Snyder (1880 - 1956), who operated a store in the Beta community. Both Hute Snyder and George Snyder died in 1956 and both of their obituaries referred to their merchant activities and, respectively, to the Addie and Beta communities.

Beta in the 1890s  |  Beta in the 1910s

To the West: Sylva


To the East: Addie

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Sources & Readings

  • “Funeral Services Held Saturday for W.H. Snyder, 74: Was Director of Jackson County Bank and Retired Merchant of Addie Area.” Sylva Herald (Sylva, N.C.), February 9, 1956.
  • “George C. Snyder Rites Held 2:30 P.M. Wednesday.” Sylva Herald (Sylva, N.C.), March 29, 1956.
  • “John Lebo and Mary Jane (Molly) Snyder” and “W.H. (Hute) and Belle Snyder.” Jackson County Genealogical Society. Jackson County Heritage, North Carolina, 1992. Cullowhee, N.C.: Jackson County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • “Sells Store at Addie.” The Ruralite (Sylva, N.C.), August 10, 1926.